Jerzy Dudek is the Europa League final ambassador - A good omen for Liverpool?

Poland National Stadium Warsaw

The Pole was in goal when Liverpool defeated AC Milan in that game back in 2005.

Liverpool were dumped out of the Champions League by FC Basel on Wednesday night, with the task now lumped on their door of attacking the Europa League.

They will be hoping to do so not in the style of Manchester United, who lost to Athletic Bilbao after themselves being eliminated by Basel in 2012, but Chelsea, who won the competition after Champions League disaster back in 2013.

The Europa League does however have plenty of big names contesting for the crown this season. Local rivals Everton, Italian sides Roma and Inter Milan as well as teams such as Tottenham, Fiorentina, Napoli, PSV Eindhoven and Dynamo Kiev, Ajax, Olympiakos and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

But if Liverpool were looking for potential good omens ahead of their Europa League campaign, we might just have one.

Because the man who was the hero the last time Liverpool won a major European title is in fact the ambassador for the final this season.

The final will be held in Poland's capital Warsaw and the ambassador is none other than former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek.

Dudek remains a hero for life at Liverpool, after he infamously kept AC Milan at bay in the Champions League fnal penalty shoot-out back in 2005.

He will be presenting players with winners medals and the like on the 27th May next year.

He will certainly be hoping to do so to Liverpool players.

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